I love popping into The Conran shop when I’m in London, there is always so much inspiration to be found.
I have noticed a trend building over the last year for using Critall style metal window frames in many stores. But conran have also added simple blocks of colour to some of theirs, i saw lots of stores using colour blocking whilst looking around London.
Conran have continued the colour blocking theme inside their store, using it to great effect on walls, architectural features and fixtures.
They are using it for way finding as well, helping to lead customers on their journey through the store.
I love this trend/style wall they have created in their furniture area, it really stands out and offers customers great simple information.
Love the clash of bright ribbons against this royal blue wall.
Where they do not have a surface to paint they have been inventive and used plants to add the colour.
The Conran Shop – www.conranshop.co.uk
Critall Windows – www.crittall-windows.co.uk
Sonia Rykiel has refitted her London store in a library theme and using a very bold red which contrasts brilliantly against the black store facade.
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Tops Tiles have been expanding all over the country on the back of over a 5% sales increase last year.
But they are not only opening large out of town retail units, they have now created a boutique version of their brand, these small intimate stores are all situated in more affluent areas and have been given a really great look.
Heres some photos of the new West Dulwich store.
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Written by Lyndsey Dennis
Habitat has launched its 35th and largest new Mini Habitat store in Chichester. The 520 sq m concept store is the largest to be opened by the brand since it started rolling out its Mini Habitat project in Homebase stores in 2012.
The space will showcase a new retail concept developed by Polly Dickens, creative director at Habitat; Graham Copeland, creative manager and in-house designer Matthew Long. The store design includes bespoke fixturing designed to enhance the sense of space and light and uses digital technology to create an immersive store environment for customers by incorporating interactive touch screens and video walls. New features include bold, checkerboard flooring, a statement chair wall featuring best-selling designs, a large gallery space and a bold cash desk design.
‘The Mini Habitat project has allowed us to extend our physical presence across the whole of the UK making us more accessible than ever with 38 different store locations,’ says Clare Askem, managing director of Habitat. ‘These stores have supported strong sales growth for us and this year we’re looking to continue this expansion meaning that customers are able to interact with Habitat products and staff more conveniently in locations stretching from Cornwall up to Scotland.
‘As our digital business continues to grow, we’re seeing that there is still a demand from consumers for physical showrooms that allow interaction with product before purchase and allow shoppers to immerse themselves in a Habitat environment. Chichester is a particularly exciting project as it offers us an opportunity to trial a new visual concept for these stores on a much larger scale and means that we can look to incorporate successful new elements from this design into our other Mini and flagship stores in the future.’
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Convenience store design must always start with the customer says Spar head of retail Ian Taylor. Matthew Valentine reports
Spar head of retail Ian Taylor tackled the difficult question of what convenience store customer want, and how that shapes store design, during his conference session at Retail Design Expo.
“What does the customer want from a convenience store? Not surprisingly, they want everything,” he told conference delegates. “They want convenience, whether that is car parking or opening hours; they want value for money, that’s very important. And local products are now playing an ever increasing part in our store design and layout.”
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Retail Design Expo will be back at Olympia on 9-10 March 2016.
Pictures: Matthew Valentine
Right from the very start, Neptune has had a clear set of goals; to create the finest quality furniture, with outstanding design, and all at a price that need not cost the earth.
Neptune’s ninth store in the UK is centred in Britain’s oldest recorded town of Colchester. The joint owners have strong retail backgrounds where Martin King, who currently owns Neptune Bury St Edmunds, plans on expanding the Neptune brand across East Anglia with his business partner Jasper Burnham, former Head of Retail at Neptune’s head office. The strong essence of dedication and commitment to Neptune is proven through the attention to detail and attentive attitude towards their customers in the existing Bury St Edmunds branch. Neptune Colchester is a breathtaking and inspirational centre of interior design, boasting a 6200 sq foot showroom with an added 2,000 sq foot of outdoor display space to showcase Neptune’s stylish garden furniture.
They have just opened a new store in Colchester, here are a selection of photos of that store.
The Heathrow Terminal 5 shopping area has been undergoing some major changes over the last few months, one of the first new stores to open is Louis Vuitton which is the anchor store at the luxury end of the shopping area.
The first thing you see is this huge LED screen which has some amazing graphics playing on it.
Here are a selection of other pics of the new store.